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October 15
YVCC hosts Speaker Steve Ferreira

Yakima Campus – Yakima Valley Community College continues its celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month by hosting motivational speaker Steve Ferreira. His talk, Understanding Life with Disability will be held on October 21, 2014 from 11:30-1:00pm in the Hopf Union Building.

Steve Ferreira was born with cerebral palsy. When he was 15 years old, he decided that he wanted to make a difference. "I felt I could not only positively affect the lives of disabled people, but also those of everyone else around me," stated Steve Ferreira. He started speaking at local high schools about what it is like to live with a disability, and as of today has spoken over 150 times at more than 20 different regional high schools. In addition, Ferreira is very active and has received numerous medals for his track and field performance at the National Junior Disability Championships. For additional information: . In addition, Ferreira started a non-profit company, Beyond Disabilities to help educate the public about what it is like to live a disabled life. For additional information:  ​

Come join in the fun and enjoy free lunch. For more information contact 509.574.6800 x 3122.

October 14
New Degree Opportunity!

New degree opportunity! YVCC now offering an Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Machining Technology. Join us for an Open House on November 7, 2014

Yakima Campus – Yakima Valley Community College is excited to announce a new degree opportunity in our Engineering Department. Interested students can now pursue an associate of applied science degree in aerospace machining technology. To learn more join us for an Open House on November 7, 2014. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the machining technology lab, meet with instructors, learn about careers available in the industry, and register for classes. The event will take place from 10:00am-2:00pm on YVCC's Yakima Campus in the Skills Center Room W212.

Aerospace Machining Technology: YVCC's degree and certificates prepare students for entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry. Students learn the skills required to plan and carry out the operations needed to make aerospace machined products that meet precise specifications. Course instruction covers blueprint reading, manual machining, computerized machining, metrology, quality control, engineering drawing, CADD and CAM software, as well as CMM programming.

Degree Options:

Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Machining Technology

Certificate Options:

Machining Technology
CNC Operator​

For more information visit YVCC's website:

Contact YVCC instructors Rajkumar Raj at 509.574.4752 / or Don Roeber at 509.574.6800 x 3314 /

October 07
YVCC Fall Faculty Lecture Series

Yakima Campus – Yakima Valley Community College's 2014-2015 Faculty Lecture Series kicks off on October 29th with David Lynx presenting The Smile of the Buddha.    

October 29, 2014 • 7:00pm • Parker Room

The Smile of the Buddha

David Lynx, Larson Gallery Director & YVCC art instructor

Born around 563 B.C.E., the Buddha has become recognizable to Western Culture, primarily through his portrayal in sculpture. It is through this imagery that many associate the ideas of meditation, serenity, and bliss associated with his teachings. This program will follow the artistic representation of the Buddha from early aniconic imagery to the development of the Buddha in human form. 

David Lynx is currently the director of Larson Gallery and instructor in Asian Art History and Art Appreciation.  Lynx has a Masters of Liberal Studies in museology from the University of Oklahoma. After completing his B.A. from the University of Washington, he completed a fifth year of Asian Art History and Japanese at Whitman College, and went on to become the director of Sheehan Gallery at the college and curate their Asian Art collection. David became a certified Primordial Sound Meditation teacher through Chopra Center University in 2011, and is currently completing his certification as a Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga instructor.​

The event is sponsored by YVCC's Arts and Sciences Division and Phi Theta Kappa Student Club. For more information: 509.574.4809.

October 06
YVCC Playmasters presents Very Still and Hard to See

Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College Playmasters presents Very Still and Hard to See on October 30-November 1, 2014 at 7:30pm and November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm in Kendall Hall Auditorium. The November 2, 2014 production will be ASL interpreted. Tickets cost $7.00 for students and $10.00 general admission and can be purchased in advance at the YVCC Bookstore or at the box office the night of the performance. The production is directed by YVCC Drama Instructor Alicia Bickley.

Set in an old hotel and incorporating elements from Japanese horror mythology, Very Still and Hard to See is both a ghost story and a cautionary tale about humans versus nature. Through a series of short, often terrifying vignettes, the play introduces evil in a variety of disguises both natural and supernatural.

Cast includes: Ella Richards, Cody Jordan, Austin Fuentes, Zach Lynch, Giovanni Severino, Ray Guerrero, King Harvin, Matthew Ferrin, Allison Lloyd, Daniel Stewart, MacKenzie Coleman, Hannah Peters, Haily Hoffee, and Jaclyn Schuster. ​

Very Still and Hard to See is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. The play contains adult language and situations. For more information: 509.574.4839.

October 06
YVCC hosts Flagger Training

Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College hosts Flagger Certification Training on October 24, 2014. YVCC's Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. Participants will receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and group planning activities and have the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. The training will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm in YVCC's Yakima Valley Skills Center Building, Room W106, on the Yakima Campus. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is October 22nd.

How to Register

      Step 1:  Visit YVCC's Registration Office and complete the Registration Form

      Step 2:  Pay the training fee at YVCC's Cashiering Office

      Step 3:  Bring a copy of your receipt to the training ​

One-day classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year on YVCC's Yakima Campus. For more information contact 509.574.4911 or

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